UCF Knights

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UCF Knights
UCF.jpg
First season 2013
Head coach UBL
4th year, 34–13 (.723)
Home stadium Bright House Networks Stadium
Year built 2007
Stadium capacity 45,323
Stadium surface Natural Grass
Location Orlando, FL
Conference AAC
Division East
Past conferences Big 12 (2013)
All-time record 48–37 (.565)
Postseason bowl record 3–2 (.600)
Conference titles 1
Division titles 1
Colors

Gold and Black

          
Fight song Charge On
Mascot Knightro
Rivals ECU
USF

The Knights played the 2013 season as a member of the Big 12 Conference. For 2014 they moved to the new American Athletic Conference. The Knights play their home games at the 45,000 seat Bright House Networks Stadium, which is located on UCF's main campus in Orlando, Florida, United States.

Current Season (2019)

Week Opponent Rank Location Result Record Conference Record
1 Bye
2 Boise State Orlando, FL 6-17 1-0 0-0
3 Memphis RV Memphis, TN 28-3 2-0 1-0
4 Bye
5 Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 19-7 3-0 2-0
6 Bye
7 Stanford RV Orlando, FL 45-42 3-1 2-0
8 Eastern Michigan Ypsilanti, MI 30-29 4-1 2-0
9 UConn Orlando, FL 6-13 5-1 3-0
10 Iowa Iowa City, IA
11 Temple Orlando, FL
12 Houston Orlando, FL
13 ECU Greenville, NC
14 Bye
15 Toledo Orlando, FL
15 USF Tampa, FL

History

2018 Schedule

Week Opponent Rank Location Result Record Conference Record
1 Bye
2 #11 Florida State Orlando, FL 28-13 0-1 0-0
3 #13 Texas A&M College Station, TX 7-14 0-2 0-0
4 Bye
5 San Diego State San Diego, CA 28-7 1-2 0-0
6 ECU Orlando, FL 21-19 1-3 0-1
7 SMU Dallas, TX 27-20 2-3 1-1
8 Cincinnati Orlando, FL 0-37 3-3 2-1
9 UConn Storrs, CT 17-28 3-4 2-2
10 Bye
11 Temple Philadelphia, PA 38-21 4-4 3-2
12 Houston Orlando, FL 35-21 4-5 3-3
13 BYU Provo, UT 28-14 5-5 3-3
14 Bye
15 UTEP Orlando, FL 0-35 6-5 3-3
15 USF Orlando, FL 7-31 7-5 4-3
Bourbon Bowl Eastern Michigan Louisville, KY 16-6 8-5 4-3

2017 Schedule

Week Opponent Rank Location Result Record Conference Record
1 Stanford RV Santa Clara, CA 31-17 1-0 0-0
2 UCLA RV Orlando, FL 28-38 2-0 0-0
3 Bye
4 Marshall RV Orlando, FL 24-27 3-0 1-0
5 Georgia State RV Atlanta, GA 21-16 4-0 2-0
6 Tulsa #23 Orlando, FL 7-10 5-0 3-0
7 Bye
8 ECU #21 Greenville, NC 24-16 6-0 4-0
9 UConn #20 Orlando, FL 21-24 7-0 5-0
10 Temple #21 Orlando, FL 10-24 8-0 6-0
11 Penn State #22 State College, PA 14-44 8-1 6-0
12 Texas A&M College Station, TX 28-49 8-2 6-0
13 Bye
14 Maryland College Park, MD 14-20 8-3 6-0
16 USF Tampa, FL 17-27 8-4 6-1
Cameilla Bowl Northern Illinois Montgomery, AL 35-17 9-4 6-1

2016 Schedule

Week Opponent Rank Location Result Record Conference Record
1 #21 Stanford New Orleans, LA 17-23 1-0 0-0
2 Arkansas RV Fayetteville, AR 7-28 1-1 0-0
3 Utah Orlando, FL 14-17 2-1 0-0
4 Bye
5 UConn Storrs, CT 28-21 3-1 1-0
6 Maryland Orlando, FL 17-20 4-1 1-0
7 ECU RV Orlando, FL 21-45 5-1 2-0
8 Bye
9 Rice RV Orlando, FL 28-38 6-1 3-0
10 Marshall #21 Huntington, WV 42-35 7-1 4-0
11 Cincinnati #20 Cincinnati, OH 3-35 7-2 4-1
12 Temple RV Philadelphia, PA 24-21 8-2 5-1
13 Utah State RV Orlando, FL 7-24 9-2 5-1
14 Georgia State RV Orlando, FL 21-35 10-2 6-1
CCG Houston #25 New Orleans, LA 31-24 11-2 7-1
Armed Forces Bowl Miami (OH) #23 Colorado Springs, CO 34-24 12-2 7-1
Medal of Honor Bowl #5 Penn State #23 Washington, DC 38-10 12-3 7-1

2015 Schedule

Week Opponent Rank Location Result Record Conference Record
1 Stanford Oakland, CA 13-28 0-1 0-0
2 Arkansas Orlando, FL 28-7 0-2 0-0
3 Penn State Orlando, FL 49-14 0-3 0-0
4 Arizona Orlando, FL 20-7 0-4 0-0
5 Utah Salt Lake City, UT 17-14 1-4 0-0
6 Bye
7 Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 42-21 2-4 1-0
8 Houston Houston, TX 35-38 2-5 1-1
9 ECU Orlando, FL 17-9 2-6 1-2
10 SMU Orlando, FL 35-21 2-7 1-3
11 Rice Orlando, FL 7-20 3-7 2-3
12 UConn East Hartford, CT 21-28 3-8 2-4
13 Georgia State Atlanta, GA 10-35 3-9 2-5

2014 Schedule

Week Opponent Rank Location Result Record Conference Record
1 Stanford - Dallas, TX 21-17 1-0 0-0
2 at Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI 0-38 1-1 0-0
3 USC - Orlando, FL 14-63 1-2 0-0
4 at Arizona - Tuscon, AZ 10-24 1-3 0-0
5 Georgia Tech - Atlanta, GA 21-42 1-4 0-0
6 at Rice - Houston, TX 7-17 1-5 0-1
7 at ECU - Greenville, NC 28-3 2-5 1-1
8 Bye
9 Houston - Orlando, FL 7-9 2-6 1-2
10 Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH 20-17 3-6 2-2
11 at SMU - Dallas, TX 24-21 4-6 3-2
12 Boise State - Orlando, FL 7-63 4-7 3-3
13 Georgia State - Orlando, FL 0-42 5-7 4-3

2013 Schedule

Week Opponent Rank Location Result Record Conference Record
1 Houston - Houston, TX 38-0 1-0 1-0
2 #10 Michigan - Orlando, FL 59-17 1-1 1-0
3 at #12 USC - Los Angeles, CA 7-70 1-2 1-0
4 Boise State - Orlando, FL 17-14 1-3 1-1
5 #2 Ohio State - Orlando, FL 28-17 1-4 1-1
6 at Georgia Tech - Atlanta, GA 14-31 1-5 1-1
7 at Rice - Houston, TX 27-0 2-5 2-1
8 TCU - Orlando, FL 21-42 3-5 3-1
9 at Boise State - Boise, ID 14-38 3-6 3-2
10 Bye
11 Oklahoma State - Orlando, FL 7-14 4-6 4-2
12 West Virginia - Orlando, FL 10-13 5-6 5-2
13 Texas Tech - Lubbock, TX 20-7 6-6 6-2
14 Bye
CCG vs. #10 Texas - Arlington, TX 10-42 6-7 6-2
Fiesta Bowl vs. UCLA - Glendale, AZ 15-49 6-8 6-2

Season-by-Season Records

Coach(es) Conference Year Record Bowl Final CP Ranking
Wins Losses
UCF Knights
Insane_Baboon Big 12 2013 6 8 Fiesta Bowl -
AAC 2014 1 4 - -
Gryfer 4 3
Ispentthatbread 2015 3 9 - -
UBL 2016 12 3 Armed Forces Bowl/Medal of Honor Bowl 23
2017 9 4 Cameilla Bowl -
2018 8 5 Bourbon Bowl -
Total 43 36 -
National Champions Conference Champions Bowl game berth

Bowl History

UCF earned a bid in the 2013 Fiesta bowl by virtue of being the Big 12 runner up. The Knights have compiled a 1-2 record in Bowl Games, including a 1-2 record in Access Bowls.

By year

Season Bowl Coach Opponent Result
2013 Fiesta Bowl Insane_Baboon UCLA Bruins 49-14 UCLA
2016 Armed Forces Bowl UBL Miami Redhawks 34-24 UCF
2016 Medal of Honor Bowl UBL Penn State Nittany Lions 38-10 Penn State
2017 Cameilla Bowl UBL Northern Illinois Huskies 35-17 UCF
Games: 4 Wins: 2 Losses: 2 Ties: 0

By game

Bowl # Appearances Record
Fiesta Bowl 1 2013 0–1

Personal Records

Single Game

Type Player Season Opponent Yards
Passing James Mitchell Week 2, 2017 UCLA 297
Rushing Trace Buchanan Week 8, 2013 TCU 296
Receiving Tyler Burrell Week 8, 2019 Eastern Michigan 119

Single Season

Type Player Season Yards TDs
Passing James Mitchell 2017 2103 10
Rushing Trace Buchanan 2013 2116 26
Receiving Justice Pierre 2017 594 2

Career

Type Player Seasons Yards TDs
Passing James Mitchell 2014-17 6269 30
Rushing Buzz Etcheverry 2016 3293 34
Receiving Troy Faneca 2014-16 1552 7

Awards and Recognition

2013

Week 8 National POW - RB Trace Buchanan

Disney Spirit Award - RB Trace Buchanan

Big 12 All-Conference Team:

-RB Trace Buchanan

-OG Chris Witczak

-OT Eric Monroe

-CB Abdul Riemersma

2014

Heisman Finalist - RB Travis Diana

Doak Walker Award Finalist - RB Travis Diana

AAC All-Conference Team:

-CB Abdul Riemersma

-P Will Brown

2015

AAC All-Conference Team:

-RB Buzz Etcheverry

-OG Dick Dufek

2016

AAC Championship MVP - QB James Mitchell

Armed Forces Bowl MVP - RB Buzz Etcheverry

Reese's Senior Bowl - RB Buzz Etcheverry

2017

Week 2 National OPOTW - QB James Mitchell

AAC Freshman of the Year - RB DeNorris Jackson

Cameilla Bowl MVP - RB DeNorris Jackson

AAC All-Conference Team:

-DE Kevin Mims

-CB Kevin McQueen

NFL Draft

Year Player Round Overall Position Team
2014 Tony Hennigan 11 161 SS New York Jets
2014 Trace Buchanan 16 242 RB Cleveland Browns
2016 Mike Henderson 5 104 FS San Francisco 49ers
2016 Sam Gonzalez 6 154 OLB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2017 Buzz Etcheverry 2 58 RB Houston Texans